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Old 09-21-2009, 07:45 PM
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How to tell if there is any damage to a canopy?

Well I am looking at buying a used canopy and wondered if there were any tell tale signs of a bad one. Like where to look for stress fracures or something like that. It might be hard to find problems because the only one I am looking for is carpeted.

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sorry, but whats a canopy??
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Some people call them toppers..
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OH you mean a cap. I would look at where the rear gate is hinged in that area for sighs of stress. Barry ZX250 is pretty good with these he may see this and chime in.
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That is funny all the different names for them, all the stores around here call them canopies. Never heard those other words for them.
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And some people call them shells or camper shell
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My truck came with a matching topper (that's what we callem here). The lock would not turn with the key. Most likely from road salt. A new one was only about $20 and they installed it and readjusted the topper too. For $20 it is well worth having that work.
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Do some research! A lot of companies went out of buisiness and parts can be hard to come by. I bought a Stockland up in Washington a few years back for $75, had broken rear glass. I went to find a replacement to no avail. I went with a new Leer, there a little pricey new, but can be had for a decent price used if you can find one in your color. I would look at all hinge points in the back, look for any signs of leaks around the windows, push on the roof and listen for "cracking" sounds.

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